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ICAC to discuss the role of technologies in raising cotton yields
Aug '08
The Organizing Committee for the 67th Plenary Meeting in Ouagadougou has completed arrangements for hotel reservations, and registered participants who have made reservations will start receiving confirmation notices in the next week.

November 17-21, 2008

Hotel Sofitel Ouaga 2000, the conference hotel, is located adjacent to the International Conference Center where the plenary meeting will be conducted. Additional hotels are available nearby.

The theme of the 67th Plenary Meeting is Technologies for Cotton Development. The theme will provide opportunities to showcase the role of technologies in raising yields, reducing input costs and improving the competitiveness of the cotton industry. The format of each session is being designed to optimize time for discussion.

Topics will include:
• Cotton and Multilateral Trade Negotiations
• The Roles of Government and the Private Sector in Technology Transfer
• Biotechnology in Cotton: Lessons of Implementation
• Social, Environmental and Economic Performance (SEEP) of Cotton Production
• Outlook for Cotton Supply and Demand
• Technical Seminar: Improving the Sustainability of Cotton Production in Africa
• Competitiveness of African Cotton Production
• Progress Toward Standardization of Trade Rules
• Preparations for the International Year of Natural Fibres
• The Implications of Rising Energy Costs on Cotton Production and Trade
• New Developments in Cotton Ginning
• New Developments in Pre-Ginning and Post-Ginning Processing Technology

International Cotton Advisory Committee

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